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D23 Announces Line-Up for ‘Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th’

posted on February 12th, 2011 by Jeffrey Epstein, Manager, Marketing

I can’t tell you how excited we are here at D23, Disney’s Official Fan Club! Last fall during our “Destination D” event celebrating Disneyland’s 55th anniversary, D23 head Steven Clark announced we’d be holding an all-new event this year to celebration four decades of Walt Disney World Resort magic.

D23 Announces Line-Up for ‘Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th’

Well, we have secured some incredible talent and put together some outstanding presentations and exciting panels for “Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th,” which will be held May 14 and 15 in the Fantasia Ballroom of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The roster of names boasts a cavalcade of Disney Legends, luminaries and Imagineers including Marty Sklar, Dave Smith, Tony Baxter, Bob Gurr, Jack Lindquist, Eric Jacobson, Charlie Ridgway and Ron Logan as well as Debra Browne, the 1971 Walt Disney World Ambassador.

The unique presentations will cover topics such as bizarre and wacky moments in Walt Disney World’s past, Walt’s vision for Epcot, a peek at the Walt Disney World that never was and even a glimpse into the Resort’s future! The event’s grand finale will be “Magic Journeys: Flights of Fancy through 40 Years of Walt Disney World Musical Memories” featuring Disney Legend and Academy Award-winner Richard Sherman. The event is open exclusively to members of D23, and you see the entire line-up and schedule by clicking here. Hope to see ya there!

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Kathy on February 12th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

ee the entire line-up and schedule by clicking here. DOES NOT WORK – NO LINK THERE! :)


Tom on February 14th, 2011 at 6:03 am

I still don’t understand why this is being held in May instead of October 1st and 2nd.


Cara on February 14th, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Hi Jeffrey! I’m travelling to Orlando from the UK to attend Destination D… was also at the first one in September last year at Disneyland, so can’t wait to be a part of this one too!


juliet on February 15th, 2011 at 8:50 am

im also from the uk and would love to know if destination d will be on when we visit at the end of june 2011 and is it an all year thing cos we will be returning end of october too .


Cara on February 15th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Hello Juliet – just saw your message… Destination D is only on the 14th and 15th May – it’s just for two days I’m afraid!


juliet on February 16th, 2011 at 8:40 am

Thanx Cara for giving me bad news lol joke omg cant believe they r only doing it for 2 days ,hope u have a great time im sure u will.